Ammonite

This shell would originally have had the classic coiled ammonite shape. It shows that fossils can be flattened and skewed after burial. It was found at the very base of the Fullers Earth Formation in the top layer of the Zig Zag Beds.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Perisphinctes

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Fullers Earth Formation

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

167 million years

Where found

Vinney Cross

Found by

Paul C Ensom

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.06109